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  • Question

  • I've got a two part question here... 

    1) When setting up a new Office 365 service, can the service be started before the AD structure is in place, or must there be a directory server prior to starting service?

    2) Is email archiving available? Not just email records, but full message archiving.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:41 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    For your first question, I would suggest you to post in the dedicated forum of Office 365 Community, where you can get more experienced responses.

    This is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Microsoft Office client, there is not so much about Office 365 service/integration aspects here. Thanks for your understanding.

    Regarding email archiving, Outlook client has a built-in feature - AutoArchive, which can move old items (full message) you want to keep to an archive, a separate Outlook Data File (.pst) that you can open from Outlook any time you need it.

    Here is reference you'll need: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Archive-older-items-manually-fa03020e-55af-4eeb-94fb-925f640d942d

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    For your first question, I would suggest you to post in the dedicated forum of Office 365 Community, where you can get more experienced responses.

    This is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Microsoft Office client, there is not so much about Office 365 service/integration aspects here. Thanks for your understanding.

    Regarding email archiving, Outlook client has a built-in feature - AutoArchive, which can move old items (full message) you want to keep to an archive, a separate Outlook Data File (.pst) that you can open from Outlook any time you need it.

    Here is reference you'll need: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Archive-older-items-manually-fa03020e-55af-4eeb-94fb-925f640d942d

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:58 AM
  • Please follow the steps to see if the issue can be resolved:

    1. Go to your local AD and start ADSIEDIT. Edit msExchArchiveName of the user in local AD with the name of your online archive. E.g. Online Archive *** Email address is removed for privacy ***.
    Please replace *** Email address is removed for privacy *** with the affected email address.
    2. Edit msExchRemoteRecipientType for the user with value 3. 
    3. Run a manual AAD Connect to have the change synced to cloud. Start-ADSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Delta
    4. The online archive should be provisioned in less than 24 hours.
    You can use Get-Mailbox -Identity *** Email address is removed for privacy *** |fl archiveguid in Exchange Online PowerShell to comfirm.

    Please let me know if you need further assistance. I hope this help you to get some office 365 email archiving solutions.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020 11:40 AM
  • Installation
    NOTE: all actions below are performed on a test Office 365 environment.

    Steps are as follows:

    Log in to Office 365 with administrative user credentials.
    Go to Users, then Active Users.
    Click the Active Directory synchronization Set up link visible above the list of users.
    In point „3” on the list click the Activate button. A notification should appear that the synchronization is active:

    In point „4” click Download to get the Dirsync tool:

    On the machine, where you are installing the tool make sure that the .net 3.5 sp1 and .net 4.0 libraries are installed. Otherwise the Dirsync tool setup will return the following error:

    In Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 the .net 3.5 SP1 library is available for installation via the Server Manager program, in the Features tab, while the .net 4.0 needs to be downloaded from the following location: http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=17718.In Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 both libraries can be installed using the Server Manager console.
    Follow the installation wizard until finish. The process might take a couple of minutes.
    Once the installation is complete select Start Configuration Wizard now and click Finish.8
    In the configuration wizard, enter credentials of a user with administrative privileges in Office 365. These credentials are stored within the tool – if they change (e.g. the password is changed) the program needs to be reconfigured.

    In the next step enter administrative user credentials of the on-premises AD. Opposite to step 9., these credentials are not stored, and there is no need to reconfigure the program if e.g. the password changes.
    Next step shows the Exchange settings for the hybrid deployment. Leave them unchecked, as they are not covered in this article. Click Next.
    In the following step, mark the Enable Password Sync checkbox. Click the Next button.

    Wait for the program to finish configuration. Once it’s done – click the Finish button. Leave the Synchronize your directories now option marked:

    The archive. pst file can be created and updated at any location you specify, usually your local hard drive. Archived items are removed from your Outlook mailbox size and moved to the Office 365 archiving file based on the settings you determine.

    Saturday, April 25, 2020 10:46 AM
  • I suggest you a future-proof archiving solution - make PDF copies of your emails. Run Email Detail Archive and thus back up all your mailbox or selected emails as PDF files on your hard drive. PDF format is much more reliable than email. It's crucial as othe archiving providers create custom files that you won't be able to open without third-party software. That's why Email Detail Archive is your best bet.
    • Edited by anngrant Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:34 PM
    Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:31 AM